Former Health Department Head of Department, Dr Thabo Lekalakala has been arrested by the Hawks this morning. Dr Lekalakala is expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrate Court today. The allegations are that Dr Lekalakala employed by the Department of Health in the North West Province as the Head of the Department (HOD) appointed an entity by the name of Cureva, later known as Mediosa on 2017-02-21.

Cureva/Mediosa was to provide Mobile clinics to service the rural areas in North West Province. The service level agreement was signed by the suspect as the Head of the Department and one of the directors of Cureva on 2017-03-15. The suspect used treasury regulation 16A to appoint Cureva instead of following proper tender processes. The service provider was allegedly paid an upfront amount of R30 Million. This is a redeveloping story – will keep you posted.